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Posted on: April 10, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Valley View Administrator Laurence LaDue receives ACHCA’s Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award


Goshen, N.Y. – The American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) has honored Valley View Center for Nursing Care and Rehabilitation Administrator Laurence LaDue with the 2019 Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award.

Only seven percent of facilities nationwide qualified for the award. Two hundred and eighty-six administrators in 35 states were awarded the facility leadership award nationally.

“This award represents the outstanding job that our staff at Valley View does providing care for our residents,” LaDue said. “I proudly share this recognition with all of our personnel and appreciate the support that I have received from Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus and the Legislature. We will continue to strive for excellence at Valley View.”

Based on the premise that facility excellence reflects leadership excellence, this award recognizes the Administrator of record who provided such leadership for the full 2018 calendar year. Eligibility for this award is based on three years of skilled nursing facility (SNF) survey data, including the Health, Fire Safety, and Complaint Surveys, as well as top quartile performance on designated Quality Measures.

The criteria also include at least an 80 percent or greater facility occupancy and a three-year avoidance of a Special Focus Facility status. The Facility Leadership Award was introduced in 2008 by one of ACHCA’s most revered leaders, the late Eli Pick. A former executive director of the Ballard Rehabilitation Center, Des Plaines, Illinois for more than 30 years, Eli embodied excellence as an Administrator that cared for his residents, their families, and his community. This award is presented annually in memory of Eli, a consummate member of ACHCA, dedicated to advancing professionalism and leadership in long term care.

For more information, contact Justin Rodriguez, Assistant to the County Executive for Communications and Media Relations at 845.291.3255 or


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